There are still more television premieres to discuss on the podcast, with the midseason debuts continuing this week. First we take a look at the comedies, including the pilot of Looking, then the genre offerings, including the pilot of Black Sails and finale of Sleepy Hollow, and we finish up with the dramas, including the long-awaited US premiere of Sherlock. Afterward, we welcome back Dave Walker of the Times-Picayune (NOLA.com) to help us take a look at the final season of the fantastic and underseen Treme, as well as the series as a whole.
Several shows may be on hiatus, but there’s still plenty of TV to fill the podcast this week. We kick things off with the comedies, including the Psych musical, before moving on to the week’s genre offerings and finishing up with the dramas, including the finales of Homeland and Masters of Sex. Then we welcome back SOS’s Amanda Williams to discuss portrayals of physical disabilities on television in our latest Informed Opinions segment.
With Thanksgiving giving some of our favorites an episode off, it’s a lighter show list this week on the podcast. First we take a look at some of the comedies, including the pilot of Rick and Morty, and talk The Amazing Race. Then it’s over to the dramas, including the premiere of Treme, before we go to the genre series, including the midseason finale of The Walking Dead, the season one finale of Black Mirror, and the remainder of Les Revenants season one. Afterward, we welcome Kyle Anderson from WTF Are You Watching? and Nerdist.com to the DVD Shelf to help us look at the short-lived cult '90s animated series Freakazoid!.
It’s time for our yearly Top 10 podcast, where we talk through our picks for the best television of the past calendar year. Though many prominent series may have slipped somewhat compared to last season, it was still a fantastic year for TV and here are just a few examples why. Which shows made the cut? You'll have to listen to find out.
With Thanksgiving keeping TV off the air for half the week, it’s a short show list this podcast. We more than make up for that, however, with our mega spotlight on Treme’s finale, as well as its season as a whole. Dave Walker of NOLA.com joins us for our nearly hour-long look at what has been an outstanding season of storytelling and music. Before that, though, we go through a truncated week in TV, including the Tuesday comedies (Ben and Kate, New Girl, Mindy Project, and Go On), Parenthood, Top Chef Seattle, The Amazing Race, Bob’s Burgers, The Good Wife, Homeland, The Voice, and Revolution’s fall finale.
After missing last week’s fantastic Treme, we make it up by putting the series in the spotlight to discuss both “Promised Land”, the previous episode, and “Don’t You Leave Me Here”, this week's installment. Before that, though, we talk through a somewhat disappointing week in TV, with both Kate and Simon ready to break up with a couple shows. We take looks at the Top Chef Seattle premiere, Key and Peele, South Park, Supernatural, Nashville, Parks and Rec, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Childrens Hospital, NTSF:SD:SUV::, The Vampire Diaries, Last Resort, Grimm, Fringe, The Amazing Race, Bob’s Burgers, The Good Wife, Homeland, The Voice, and Revolution. Then we head over to the DVD Shelf with returning guest Josh Spiegel of Mousterpiece Cinema to take a look at perhaps the best argument for remakes, the soon-to-be sci-fi classic Battlestar Galactica (2003).
Five more premieres make this the most packed week yet this fall season. After talking through our week in TV (Ben and Kate, New Girl, The Mindy Project, Parenthood, 30 for 30, Key and Peele, the Arrow pilot, Supernatural, the Nashville pilot, 30 Rock, the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia premiere, The Vampire Diaries premiere, the Beauty and the Beast pilots, Last Resort, Person of Interest, Grimm, Fringe, The Thick of It, The Amazing Race, Call the Midwife, The Good Wife, Dexter, Homeland, The Voice, Alphas, Revolution), we spotlight this week’s episode of Treme, “The Greatest Love”, and then welcome SOS and Slutty Lemon’s Cath Murphy to the DVD Shelf to help us take a look at British comedy The League of Gentlemen.
Premiere season has begun and with it, the yearly deluge of series pilots and returns. It’s a mega-packed Televerse this week; we begin with a recap of our takes on several of the new pilots, which we discussed at greater length in our fall preview (Ben and Kate, The Mindy Project, Last Resort, Elementary, 666 Park Ave.), then take a quick look at the Emily Owens, M.D. pilot, which has been released online, and then we get into our week in TV. This week, along with a slew of new shows, several favorites have returned, and one reaches its fall finale. Our show list for this week is: New Girl, Vegas, Parenthood, The Neighbors, Key and Peele, Parks and Rec, Childrens Hospital, NTSF:SD:SUV::, Made in Jersey, Fringe, Doctor Who, The Thick of It, The Amazing Race, Bob’s Burgers, Call the Midwife, Treme, Homeland, The Voice, Alphas, and Revolution. Then, after spotlighting this week’s The Good Wife premiere, “I Fought the Law”, we welcome Josh Spiegel of Mousterpiece Cinema to the show to help us take a longer look at what has been a fantastic season three for Louie.
With the Emmys over and done with, it’s officially the start of the fall network TV season. The pilots will come en masse next week, but, along with one of the best one-night comedy lineups in quite a while (Thursday’s Parks and Rec premiere, Wilfred finale, Childrens Hospital UK, NTSF:SD:SUV::, and the culmination of Louie’s three-part Late Night adventure, which we have in the spotlight this week), we did get premieres for Treme, How I Met Your Mother, Partners, and Castle, along with finales for SYTYCD, and Awkward.. After going through the rest of our week in TV, including Parenthood, Doctor Who, The Thick of It, the Emmys, The Voice, Alphas, and Revolution, we welcome Stephanie Smith from PotentialCast, RedemptionCast, and What’s On with Steph and Des to the DVD Shelf to help us take a nice long look at Jason Katim and Peter Berg's beautiful and heartfelt series, Friday Night Lights.
With Breaking Bad finishing up its 2012 run, the summer TV season winding down, and TV taking Labor Day off, this was a fairly light week. After breaking down our week In TV, including Treme season two, American Ninja Warrior, The Daily Show/Colbert Report coverage of the RNC, Sex House, So You Think You Can Dance, the mid-season finale of Futurama, Childrens Hospital, NTSF:SD:SUV::, Awkward., Wilfred, Louie, the series seven premiere of Doctor Who, and Grimm, we welcome SOS’s own Ricky D back to the show to help us take a look at the mid-season finale of Breaking Bad, as well as the rest of this half-season.